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Sandpiper - Beach Is Just A Stroll Over The Dunes

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms + 5 Bathrooms + Sleeps 20 And 100 Yards From The Beach!

From Sandpiper, with its 17 live oak trees, it's only a 100 yard stroll over the dunes to the beach. Jekyll's beach is frequently quiet and uncrowded. See pelicans, sandpipers, and other shorebirds, catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin, or search tidal pools for shells. Further north along the shore, Driftwood Beach is dotted with hauntingly beautiful live oaks and pines that the Atlantic has eroded and toppled onto their sides. Grab a sand bucket, noodle, or beach chairs from the house to take with you. There's an outside shower if you want to rinse off when you return.

Sandpiper is a newly renovated, split-level home with six bedrooms that can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 3 queens, 1 trundle, and 2 bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people. Converse, play games, or watch cable TV in either of the two common rooms. Our 65 inch television is great for sports, movies and shows which you can view in High Definition. The upper common room has a vaulted ceiling, slate floors and an adjoining balcony. Sit and relax, read, or listen to the ocean on the balcony or eat on the screened-in porch.

Our screened in porch brings the outside indoors. You are surrounded by our oak trees, with a 99-inch fan overhead to keep things cool. The vaulted ceiling is finished in a wood stained earth-tone that gives the room a warm comfortable feeling. Grab a bite to eat and dine at the patio table, read a book while sitting in a comfy chair or play a game on the over-sized coffee table. Perhaps you will enjoy a thunderstorm, while conversing with friends before the sun comes out for another stroll on the beach.

If you like to bike, you can enjoy a ride using one of several bikes found in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.

Sandpiper amenities include a full, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, linens, free wi-fi, local phone service, 3 cable TV's, and DVD.

“So where shall we go this year? 

"I am always interested in out of the way places of natural beach beauty, so I sniffed around till I found Jekyll Island, a historic winter vacation of the wealthy some decades ago.  Warm, hauntingly beautiful, friendly, it held promise. Some weeks later, we decided to enjoy a large nearly beach front home with fireplace and very old trees.  The house is not quite ocean front, and so is easily beach accessible at sunrise and sunset, visual highlights of our time away.

A brand new island to explore is always delicious for me. In pleasurable anticipation, I decided which camera to take to capture daybreak at the beach and scouted a bike to use to enable long hours on exquisite flat ocean trails.

As we found the driveway, the huge umbrella-shaped [oak] trees hung heavy with grey-green lacy Spanish moss, bidding us a warm welcome in the darkness of the evening. Walking into a generous back yard, the omnipresent Spanish moss created a space both awe-inspiring and quietly unobtrusive. I was glad to be there. The gentle ambience of this very quiet neighborhood provided a soothing contrast to our quicker paced urban life.

First morning there, just before daylight, I threw on beach clothes, made tea, and strapped a leash the younger live wire of our Mother-daughter team of dogs. We set off for the beach just before sunrise.  In the daylight, the arch of the [oak] trees hung heavy with Spanish moss as they had in the darkness, enveloping me in a comforting tent of feathery leaves framing the sun as it rose over the beach directly ahead of me. The empty beach appeared before us, awash in silvery gold of the pre sunrise sky. From our rocky promontory, we walked slowly down the beach steps. [Our dog] trembled from the thrill generated by the smell of driftwood, boulders, ocean and sandpipers worthy of chasing.

Returning home. My cell phone app informed me I had done nearly 7000 steps, and I had enjoyed each and every one.  My dogs were exercised and stimulated by their new surroundings as my husband, with a bum ankle, waited at home and read in the company of stately trees on our back balcony. "

Come stay at Sandpiper and create special memories for you and your family!

More Details

Owner
Mike and Lara Morgan
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Some Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Mike and Lara Morgan

We love to travel and have been throughout the 50 US states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Africa, Australia, and New Zealand are still on our destination list, but we've visited all the other continents save Antarctica, which is a tad too cold for our tastes.

We've both worked in the software industry, in telecommunications and banking, and Mike enjoys writing fiction. Mike speaks Spanish fairly fluently, which helps on our travels, and he can speak a bit of Mandarin, Russian, French, and German.

Mike and Lara Morgan purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike and Lara Morgan chose Jekyll Island

After numerous visits to parents that live on Jekyll Island, we decided to purchase a home there. When we saw Sandpiper, just a short walk from their house, with its beautiful large common room and a balcony where you could hear and see the ocean, we couldn't resist.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice home, easy access to beach, very spacious. Had family here to celebrate a 70th birthday family reunion. Family from Philippines, Ohio and Texas was here. Really enjoyed staying in your place. Will consider using it again.
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Jekyll Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Tenants agree to rental agreement. Some examples: maintain the premises in a good condition and behave in a civilized manner.
  • Pay for any damage done to the premises or the removal of excessive trash. Turn off the AC/heat before leaving windows and doors open.
  • See to your own security while in the property by locking doors, windows, garage doors, etc. when it's prudent to do so.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom - private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath off Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Off the lower level family room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lower level off the hallaway
    Shower 1 - outdoor shower , Outside shower under deck
  • Outside shower available for cleaning up from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Each bunk also has a pull-out trundle.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , One trundle bed.
  • Sandpiper's six bedrooms can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 3 queens and 1 trundle, and two bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Sandpiper - Beach Is Just A Stroll Over The Dunes
average rating of 4.883721 based on 44 reviews
5

Impressive

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family group-ages 9 months to 80 years. I have stayed in many houses that might SLEEP 20 people, but it certainly did not accommodate a large group. Not only does the size of this house make it the best choice for large families/groups, but the homeowners know how to prepare it for large families/groups. The kitchen was fully stocked. We prepared large family meals 4 nights of our stay, and there was nothing we needed that could not be found in the cabinets/drawers. There was abundant storage space for our groceries in the wall of cabinets located in the kitchen (but isn't pictured in the listing). There is ample seating all over this house, multiple places to gather together. Our favorite was that amazing screened porch. The owners are very generous with outdoor items. The garage had beach items/chairs galore, and many bikes (which we used to literally bike the entire island). The walk to the beach is very short. I have stayed in oceanfront homes and had a much longer walk than this home has. It was just out of the yard and down a very pretty path. It was easy to just come and go for drinks/snacks/more toys. Our stay was in the middle of July, but we were virtually alone on our portion of the beach. Our family generally likes to visit a new place each year, but this house had some of us talking about returning to Jekyll again because we loved the house so much for our group.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We setup Sandpiper for our own large family and are so happy to hear it worked perfectly for your family as well! Hope to host you again soon. For future groups, if your group has over 14 people I suggest paying extra attention to the bed setup in our house. We can have 16 adults, maybe 18 if some of them are teens and smaller physically. Our bunk room can sleep 8 people but was originally designed for kids!
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5

Beautiful, relaxing and perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place with all you need to enjoy your island stay. Lots of extras and the pictures don’t do it justice! Beautiful backyard for kids play, BBQs and relaxing. Strongly recommend this beautiful home for any large group gathering.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean! It was exactly what we wanted, plenty of space and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! The property was located perfectly near the beach and the house provided lots of space for my team. We had an amazing experience and the owners were wonderful to work with and ask questions to!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was great! The downstairs mattresses were a little thin, but property overall was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

5 Star Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 children and 8 adults with room to spare. Just a short walk to the beach. The house was loaded with TV's, games, books, movies, and beach equipment. Other features include a covered deck and huge sreen porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house had plenty of room for the 14 of us

And the bikes got a lot of use.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brunswick GA is the nearest commercial airport.
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Just a 100 yard walk across the dunes!
Car: recommended

Hop on one of several bikes you will find in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing, and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $155
Refundable Damage Deposit $750

A 50% deposit reserves the home, with the remainder due one month prior to arrival.

There is $750 security deposit for each rental. This amount will be refunded less any damage to the home.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss bringing a dog to the house. A flat fee of $150+tax applies.

We recommend purchasing independent trip insurance as a way to recoup your payment in case of cancellation.

Cancellation Policy
- Prior to 60 days before stay: Full refund of deposit less a $200 booking fee.
- 60 days to 1 month prior to stay: No refund of deposit.
- 1 month or less prior to stay: No refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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